The ongoing countrywide lockdown is going to end by June 30 and to discuss the future plan Prime Minister Narendra Modi started an online conference with the chief ministers. The meeting comes amid a ‘violent face-off’ between India and China in Ladakh that took place overnight.
A close source of the PM’s office said, this afternoon the meeting is scheduled with chief ministers via video conference on COVID-19 which “will be held as per the plan”.
Over the past 24 hours, India has registered 10,667 new coronavirus cases and 380 deaths. The total number of cases in India is 3,43,091 while the total number of fatalities have reached 9900.
The Prime Minister’s meeting comes amid a worrying surge in the infection over the last fortnight. To discuss the matter, Chief Ministers of 20 states are likely to join the Prime Minister in discussing the road ahead. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab and other northeastern states are included in the list.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the Chief Ministers of the 15 worst-affected states – including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat, tomorrow. These will be the sixth and seventh meetings between the Prime Minister and various chief ministers on the COVID-19 crisis.
Almost every country in the world has been much or less affected by the deadly virus. Coronavirus causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The pandemic has killed over 4.36 lakh people globally since it emerged in China last year.